On a typical day, I spend about 5 minutes on my hair. Bad, I know. But I’ve never been one to put a lot of energy into styling my hair because 1) I don’t know where to look for styles, and 2) I don’t really have time to to make my hair all fancy-like. Recently, Kristian started a new series featuring easy, beautiful hair styles. Perfect! And lucky for all of us, she’s sharing one of those hair styles with us today! Make sure to hop on over to her blog and say hi!
Hello, my name is Kristian and I blog over at the personal style blog Never Fully Dressed (Without a Style). I mostly write about Mail, Movies and What I Wore. However, a fun, new series was recently launched on the bog- Hair How-to’s!
This seems like the perfect thing to share with Treasure Tromps’ readers- so here’s how to get the Gibson Girl Look!
Alright, so Mr. Gibson might be rather disappointed that this hair does not look exactly like his drawings- hair is not piled unbelievably high atop the head of some pouty faced girl. But, if you want a look that conjures the feel of romance an old brownie camera or Victorian poem can give, read on. Because this look certainly captures that spirit!
1) Put hair in low ponytail
Brush your hair out, and put most of it in a low ponytail. I started with my ponytail at the nape of my neck and pulled the hairband lower, until it secured the hair just barely above the end of my hair. I left out strands on either side of my face for a softer look. That is optional.
2) Roll hair around scarf until… rolled hair is flush against nape
I started with a square scarf, folded it in half to form a triangle and then folded it to create a long, rectangular scarf. You can also choose to start with a long rectangular scarf as well.
Put the scarf on top of your hair, right above the end of your ponytail. Bring the end of the ponytail around the scarf, so that hair is wrapped around the scarf. Continue to roll scarf up around the hair until the scarf and hair are flush against the nape of your neck.
3) Tie scarf around head
Pull the ends of the scarf around your head and tie securely. You might want to tie a bow, or you can tuck the ends of the knot under the scarf, as I did. This should bring your hair up around your head like a horseshoe. Don’t worry if it is messy at this point.
4) Roll loose hair tight around scarf. Hair may be pushed higher.
The hair on the sides of your head may be more loose than the hair at the nape of your neck. You can make the hair tighter and neater by rolling the hair around the scarf. The hair may be pushed further along the scarf (and therefore higher along your head and more to the front of your head too), as you go. Just make sure both sides are rolled to about the same point and that hair is rolled as tightly or loosely on both sides.
5) Pin hair in place.
Use bobby pins to secure the rolled hair into place.
6) Curl loose strands
If you left strands of hair by your face loose, use a curling iron to curl them.
You know have an elegant, effortless look.